Towards a life history explanation of the origin and maintenance of eusociality: A role specific energy budget for the primitively eusocial paper wasp 
 Polistes fuscatus.

Weiner, Susan.

Abstract: Natural selection predicts that each individual should strive to maximize its genetic contribution to the next generation. However, in eusocial organisms, many individuals give up some or all of their reproduction to help another individual. In highly eusocial organisms, like the honeybee, workers are partially or completely sterile and could not found their own colony. However, in primi... read more

Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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